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650 House seats, 3 days to go: the UK election in numbers

Dec. 9, 2019 1:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — There are just three days to go until Britons vote in an election that will determine not only who governs the U.K., but when, how — or even whether — the country leaves the European Union As the parties scramble to secure the support of wavering and undecided voters, here's a...

Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaign

Dec. 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at his photo....

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

Dec. 9, 2019 8:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that the hot toddy comes from Scotland. “The first mention of what we now think of as a hot toddy comes about in the...

Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII

Dec. 9, 2019 3:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make -- but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep and toxic divisions that could last a generation or more. ...

Joshua set to defend heavyweight titles at Tottenham stadium

Dec. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion, with his next fight likely to take place at the recently built stadium of Premier League soccer club Tottenham. Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles early Sunday with a...

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester derby

Dec. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police on Sunday questioned a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey. During the second half of the Premier League's Manchester derby, police said they were...

UK parties in final hunt for votes before Thursday election

Dec. 8, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's political parties embarked Sunday on a final hunt for votes ahead of this week's general election, making last-ditch appeals to shore up support and persuade their backers to go to the polls. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs Thursday when voters will pass...

Man United players targeted with racist abuse at Man City

Dec. 7, 2019 4:53 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United players were targeted with racist abuse and had objects thrown at them by Manchester City fans during Saturday's Premier League derby at the Etihad Stadium. English football's anti-racism body, Kick It Out, said it had been “inundated with reports of...

Man City beaten 2-1 by United in blow to title defense

Dec. 7, 2019 2:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday. In the same incident, as Fred prepared to take a corner with United leading 2-0, a fan was caught on camera...

Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interference

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election flared anew Saturday after the social media platform Reddit concluded that people from Russia leaked confidential British government documents on Brexit trade talks just days before the general U.K. vote. Reddit said in a statement...